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Amateur radio gives you the best news in a true emergency

A true emergency is something like what happened recently in Oroville and Sacramento Valley area – where an emergency spillway that has never been used in the previous 48 years begins to fail. This failure threatened the lives and livelihood of over 150,000 people and resulted in forced evacuation. Everyone thinks, if they have a […]

What I will hear on the 2-Meter Amateur Radio Band

What is the 2-Meter Amateur Radio band anyway? According to Wikipedia, “The 2 meter amateur radio band is a portion of the VHF (very high frequency) Spectrum, comprising of frequencies stretching from 144.000 MHz to 148.000 MHz.” These communications are generally FM or frequency modulated transmissions although some operators do operate using SSB (single sideband) […]

C. Crane’s 30 Year Anniversary- 30 Days of Giveaways, Day 7!

My sincere apologies. I had some technical difficulties over the weekend so I was not able to post on the blog on Saturday and Sunday. What we did is we selected six winners from those who commented on Friday’s post. The winners are: David L: SoftSpeaker™ Pillow Speaker Paulo Angelico: CC Bright Night LED Bulb […]

C. Crane’s 30 Year Anniversary – 30 Days of Giveaways, Day 4!

Congratulations to Bob Sindelar winner of the Senta-40 Wooden Headphones and Noel Napolitan for winning the GeoBulb®-3 LED Light Bulb Soft White Today’s giveaways are the CC Pocket AM/FM/WX Radio and a  Power Vivid A15 LED Bulb Cool White. For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog.  Today’s blog topic: If you […]

C. Crane’s 30 Year Anniversary – 30 Days of Giveaways, Day 3!

Congratulations to Jim Rittenhouse winner of the SoftSpeaker™ Pillow Speaker w/Volume Control and Steve Dallape for winning the Power Vivid BR30 LED Light Bulb Bright White Dimmable. Today’s giveaways are the Senta 40 Wooden Headphones and a GeoBulb®-3 LED Light Bulb in Soft White. For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s […]

C. Crane’s 30 Year Anniversary – 30 Days of Giveaways!!!

This month marks C. Crane’s 30 year anniversary! Everyone at C. Crane is celebrating and we have you to thank for supporting us these past years. Come join our celebration by participating in our 30 days of giveaways! Each day we will be giving away two products and selecting two winners. In order to participate, […]

With radio, you will never get a busy signal!

“Stop all runners on the course.” Was the message heard over radio frequencies across the 26 mile course of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Nearly 150 amateur radio operators were present on this day assisting in communication and emergency efforts at the first aid stations of the marathon. Whether it’s a natural or man-made disaster radio […]